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Fernet-Aged Porter - Odell Brewing Company

Fernet-Aged PorterFernet-Aged Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%


Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 1759Girl on 10-11-2013)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with 3 fingers with mocha colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Grapes & plums & carob & oakyness

T: Follows the nose, some dark chocolate, figs & a bit of booze bite up front, I do get some mint & some gin-like flavors. Figgy & herbal notes as this warms, plus oaky dryness, plus a touch of anise & mintyness & carob once warm. Finishes with red grape notes, oaky dryness, herbal & minty notes

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation. warming

Nice offering, a tad pricey, well over 80 cents an ounce. This drank very well despite the complexity & heft

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:08:35 | More by russpowell
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

04-13-2014 00:19:00 | More by jroberts8811
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wesside89

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-11-2014 02:53:03 | More by wesside89
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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

04-10-2014 05:11:26 | More by vinny21bal
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-06-2014 00:26:23 | More by afsdan
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Read about this one & set about stalking the shelves of the Twin Cities to nab a bottle. I hope this is a trend of more people mixing more beer with wilder & wilder liquors. I support. 750ML bomber split with my wife on a January evening here at the end of March.

The cork comes out with a sound I've only heard with my .410 in hand - loud & violent, but no overflow, thankfully. The pour is dark brown with red highlights & fizzier than shaken up Shasta Ginger Ale. I have no idea what fernet smells like but the beer is minty with a sprig of mixed spring herbs. Can't whiff the porter at all.

Fernet Aged Porter is seriously overcarbed. To the point that I can barely taste the beer at all because of the fizzing & sizzling in my facial orifice. Fighting past the bubbles rampant, there is a blast of minty freshness: wow. As it warms it takes on overtones of Altoid Peppermints. Ginger is the only thing to fight its way through the Maginot Line of mint; the poor porter appears to have been throttled in the crib, as it's nowhere to be found. Just belched some mint. Mmmm. Points for that. Certainly easy to drink.

Interesting. Wild. Weirdly tasty. Really wish the porter hadn't taken a dive, but the beer is tasty enough that I'm not pining. Good, I think so. Unique, definitely. Buy again? Not at this price. Glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:53:35 | More by maximum12
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-26-2014 19:27:43 | More by beernads
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-26-2014 13:40:08 | More by BMart
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mactrail

California

3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Chocolate mint liqueur pretty well covers the sensation. Not a gusher but huge foam-up, taking eight minutes for the tall glass to settle down to a half-inch of brew. In the snifter, more success after five minutes with piles of beige whipped cream and enough beer to taste, finally.

The smell is my favorite feature, with a deep minty fragrance and some floral aromatics. The flavor is sharp and sugary, with an intensity matched by few beers outside the hop showboats. Syrupy is for once applied accurately to this stuff. Yet weirdly sudsy as well.

From the big Belgian-style bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fortunately I have forgotten how much this cost.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 05:45:12 | More by mactrail
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a formerly corked and caged 750 ml bottle into an Odell Brewing Company branded snifter

Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black capped by light tan two finger head. Average retention, some thin lacing here and there. Very unique nose, bakers chocolate with hints of roasted malt, mint, herbs, flora, and mixed spice rounded out by anise. Some herbs and spice upfront with quickly shifts to minty dark chocolate. Roasted malt pokes through; finishes with continued dark chocolate notes, some oak, and boozy black licorice. Smooth, medium bodied, fairly high level of carbonation. One of the more unique brews I've had lately. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 04:46:12 | More by chanokokoro
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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denver10

Colorado

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is peppermint, licorice, a touch of roast. Flavor is similar with its peppermint, licorice, and roast, but also a touch of creaminess in the flavor and chocolate as well. A soft, creamy, fuller mouthfeel. The highlight of the beer for me. Overall, one of the most unique and interesting beers I have tried. Not familiar with the liqueour, so perhaps why I was so intrigued by it. Not sure I was a huge fan in the sense of how much I liked it, but it was very interesting and I definitely enjoyed trying it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2014 01:59:39 | More by denver10
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Fernet-Aged Porter from Odell Brewing Company
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